20 Awesome Free Social Media Tools For Your Affiliate Biz

20 Awesome Free Social Media Tools For Your Affiliate Biz

In today’s world of social media, affiliate marketers are finding it challenging staying on top of the game because social media platforms are evolving all the time. The things that were tried and true last week or a month ago, change.

So today, I’d like to share with you 20 awesome social media tools (some at $0 cost and some with free trials) that are gonna enable you to keep up with social trends as well as save you time when it comes to building a profitable affiliate marketing business.

Are you ready?

Let’s dig in…

 

#1: Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator


Hubspot Blog Topic Generator
If you don’t know what blog topics to write about and share or even just start a conversation about on social media platforms, then Hubspot’s tool will find you a whole bunch of ideas.

Simply fill in 3 Noun fields with words related to your niche and it will give you a week’s worth of ideas in just seconds.
 

#2: PostCreator


Postcreator
This tool enables you to easily upload images, insert messages, and also add logos for creating engaging content around your brand.

You can then share your creations across your favorite social media accounts using just a single interface.
 

#3: Canva


Canva
Canva is now one of my all-time favorite tools because I find it super quick and easy for creating blog post designs.

See a free one I created (in under 5 minutes) for one of my blog articles:

I Don’t Have Time to Start an Online Business. Um, YES, You Do!“.

You can literally create any type of imagery you want with this cool tool.

 

#4: Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer


Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer
This tool analyzes your headlines to determine the Emotional Marketing Value (EMV score).

Connecting with your audience on a more meaningful level is really gonna give your business the boost it needs in terms of more visitors and potential buyers.

So the EMV tool will help you to create killer headlines that can form deep and personal connections with others.
 

#5: CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer


CoSchedule's Headline Analyzer
This tool gives your headlines quality scores based on social sharing abilities.

In addition, it also scores your blog post headlines on abilities to increase organic visitor numbers and improve your rankings in the search engines.
 

#6: Optimizely


Optimizely
You can experiment with lots of different things from design choices to algorithms for discovering the best ideas that are gonna successfully build your business.

It’s basically a split testing tool. There’s also a premium option, but you can still do heaps of stuff on the free plan.
 

#7: PicMonkey


PicMonkey
It’s a very easy tool for both editing and designing images.

There’s a premium version, but the free plan still enables you to let your creativity skills run wild.
 

#8: Recite


Recite
You can very quickly and easily create quotes. Simply type your quote and select an available image.

If you’re an avid user of Instagram and Pinterest, this tool could potentially help you to make your posts go viral and send a ton of free traffic to your affiliate links/website.

It’s totally worth testing out!
 

#9: GIPHY


GIPHY
This is the web’s best resource for finding animated GIFs and stickers that cover a whole bunch of different categories from funny reactions to entertainment to sports, to name a few.

The website even shows you the cool stuff that’s trending right now.
 

#10: LightWorks


LightWorks
It’s a super cool video editing tool that provides you with loads of functionalities for turning into a pro cameraman or women. 😉

The free version gives you full editing power and also a 7-day renewable license to go with it.
 

#11: AdParlor


AdParlor
You have the ability to create ad mock ups for seeing what your campaigns will actually look like prior to creating your ads on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

You can also verify ad space specs on the different platforms with just one click of your mouse button.
 

#12: Banner Ads Creator


Banner Ads Creator
You can quickly and easily design banners without the need for any skills whatsoever.

Simply enter the size of the banner you want to create and use the maker for adding images, text, and colorful backgrounds, etc.
 

#13: QuickSprout


QuickSprout
This is a social media tool for analyzing your blog’s Google Analytics data and produces a report on the changes you need to make for growing your website traffic.
 

#14: Ad Espresso’s Facebook Ads Compass


Ad Espresso's Facebook Ads Compass
The tool will analyze your Facebook ad campaigns to tell you exactly what’s the most effective vs. what’s losing you money.

It allows you to get a much better understanding of your ads performance which will save time and help you to become more profitable.
 

#15: UpRank


UpRank
It’s an advanced digital marketing research tool that analyzes your social media and also your blog’s structure, SEO, user experience, and mobile responsiveness.

Once it’s analyzed everything, it provides you with a list of tasks to complete for making improvements.
 

#16: SocialRank


SocialRank
It’s an extremely useful tool for enabling you to identify and organize your followers better on Twitter and Instagram so you can discover which of your followers are the most engaged with your content.

Even better, you can also use the tool for spying on your competitors’. 😉
 

#17: Later


Later
It’s the top marketing platform for Instagram that you can use to plan and schedule all of your posts. It can sure save you a bunch of time.

This is also an Instagram tool that you can use on your desktop computer/laptop as well.
 

#18: HootSuite


HootSuite
This one’s been out for a while now, and is one of the top social media tools available today.

By using just one platform, you can easily manage each one of your social networks by scheduling updates and engaging with your audience to grow your biz.
 

#19: Unsplash


Unsplash
It’s a stock photo site that gives you 1,000’s of high-quality freebie images for your campaigns.

There are no restrictions on how you use the photos, and there are new ones added daily.
 

#20: Pexels


Pexels
Nope, it’s not a misspelling. 😛

It’s a place you can go to grab more natural looking photos and videos. Natural imagery always outperforms imagery that’s more polished.

Pexels is the best site for finding pics that will connect your audience with true nature.
 

Wrapping it up…


Social media can be a tough cookie to crack when you’re trying to get your online business out there to the masses, especially when you’re not using the right tools for the job.

When it comes to marketing on social media, there’s no “one size that fits all” because there are tons of tools at your disposal for covering various aspects.

So the key to success is really experimenting with different tools (the 20 in this article) and finding a small handful that best suit your needs as an affiliate marketer.

However, there is one last important thing I’d like to highlight that’s gonna go hand-in-hand with using the tools in this article, and that’s using the right… Hashtags.

Tags are important when sharing your stuff on social media because using the right ones can produce a consistent flow of organic traffic, especially on Instagram.

So read my article on “How to Hack Instagram Hashtags and go Viral in 24 Hours” – it will also help you out with other social media platforms.

Here’s to your success…

Neil 😀

(This article was inspired by Chris Luck – Founder of the training platform here).

If you have any questions or thoughts on the free tools within this article, we’d love to hear from you below…

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